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Parent Support Series – The Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World
September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Please join us for the first Parent Lecture of the 2017-18 school year on Thursday, September 21 at 6 p.m. in the BHE library. Dr. Mike Brooks, a licensed psychologist and expert on technology and gaming addiction, will speak about the tech generation and how to raise balanced kids in a hyper-connected world. The Parent Lecture Series, presented by Barton Hills Elementary’s PTA, is a series of monthly educational programs featuring educators, counselors, therapists and other professionals who address topics focused on elementary school-aged children.
The Parent Lecture Series is completely free to attend. Join us immediately after for a casual dinner at Lucy’s on the Fly.
RSVP at eventbrite now – the password is “BHEPTA”
The BHE PTA will be providing childcare for school age children. We can not accommodate infants and toddlers, but they are more than welcome to accompany their parents to this event. Please sign up for childcare in the office. Childcare is limited to 50 children, so sign up early! We suggest a donation of $5 for our childcare providers.
The Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World
Our society is becoming increasingly enmeshed with technology. While there are certainly many benefits of technology, its seductive lure has our children (and us!) disconnecting from what is most important in life – each other and the world around us. To be both successful and happy in life, it is imperative that we learn to help our children navigate these often treacherous waters. In this presentation, we will discuss why technologies such as texting and social media have such a grip on us and strategies to help you and your family use technology in a more balanced way. The stakes are high, and it is not going to get any easier with the passage of time! Learning some of these strategies now will enable your children to stay connected in deeper, more meaningful ways.
About Dr. Brooks
Dr. Mike Brooks is a Licensed Psychologist and the Director of the Austin Psychology & Assessment Center (ApaCenter). He has a wealth of expertise in technology and gaming addiction, positive psychology, the needs of children and teens, and effective parenting practices. He is co-writing a book on raising balanced children in a technological world with his colleague, Dr. Jon Lasser, that will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018. His new website devoted to this topic is http://www.techhappylife.com